Friday, October 21, 2011

The Stone Roses sell out reunion shows

It would be an understatement to suggest The Stones Roses are hot again – they’re on fire.

The BBC reports the band have sold out three nights at Manchester's Heaton Park after announcing their reunion, earlier this week.

On Friday, the first two shows sold out in just 14 minutes, with a third date added shortly afterwards. In total, fans snapped up 220,000 tickets, priced at £55, within 68 minutes of booking lines opening.

"We plan on spending the rest of the day jumping up and down with our hands in the air," said frontman Ian Brown.

The classic line-up of the band announced they were reforming on Tuesday, 16 years after they last appeared on stage together; The Stone Roses are best known for hits like “I Wanna Be Adored” and “Fools Gold,” and their iconic, self-titled, debut album.

After their three-night residency in Manchester - from 29 June to 1 July, 2012 - the band are expected to embark on a world tour.

No further dates have been announced, but The Sun newspaper reports that they have been signed up to play Scotland's T In The Park Festival next summer.

The Manchester quartet recorded just two albums before the group dissolved amidst legal wranglings and personal disagreements.

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The Stone Roses – Made Of Stone (1989)

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